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Build Log Project Sleipnir [Image Heavy]

Discussion in 'Scientist & Technician Talk' started by Dark DeLaurel, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Dark DeLaurel

    Dark DeLaurel Staff Member Kurultai Horsemen

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    Project Sleipnir:

    History:
    First I want to preface this by giving a little history on the name. The Sleipnir is the Clan Hell's Horses flagship, it is a Cameron class Warship, hence fitting for the new computer I will be building and hopefully without the issues the Cameron class series had on their first run ha.

    Description:
    So this will be kind of an end all be all type of computer to showcase the skills I have in building computers to clients. Everything (or at least as money allows) will be custom from the cooling solution (which will be water cooling) to the wiring (everything will be sleeved by me and custom wire lengths from the Power Supply Unit to the devices). Also I have been keeping computers for over five years with only minor upgrades (current computer is roughly six years old with only two video card upgrades and a RAM upgrade). So I want something that again will last that long if not longer, ideally longer but it all will be easy to replace parts as needed (aside from the time required to make new cabling).

    Parts:
    Case:
    Mountain Mods
    Extended Ascension CYO - Custom Computer Case
    - Window Etching: 3 Windows
    - Front Panel Type: Standard
    - Back Panel Type: Horizon 10
    - Side 2: Big Window Panel
    - Side 3: Big Window Panel
    - Side 1: Big Window Panel
    - Motherboard Tray: HPTX
    - Acrylic Color: Clear
    - Finish: Anodize Black
    Base:
    Mountain Mods
    - Finish: Anodize Black
    - Bottom Panel Type: Smiley
    - Side 3: None
    - Side 1: Triple Quad
    - Side 2: Triple Quad
    Misc:
    Mountain Mods
    2 x Lamptron Illuminated Anti-Vandal Switch - Red/Black (Momentary)
    10 x Mountain Mods ALU (Anodized BlacK) 5-1/4 bay cover

    All together the case will be 3.5' tall x 1.5' Wide x 2' deep a monster of a computer just like the Sleipnir Warship. This will allow anything and everything I could ever think of and imagine to be placed into the case, these cases can be configured with the proper backplane to hold two computers at one time. The image used for the window etching is the Clan Hell's Horses logo, ideally I would have loved to get a different image on each window but never did get a reply from them on that.

    Cooling Solution
    As mentioned earlier this will be a water cooled solution. Why? As my house is a constant 21C in the summer time and 23C in the winter time, so in theory I should be able to keep the parts at an idle only a few degrees warmer than ambient. Also noise, case fans are way too loud now days unless using Noctua fans, which I will be anyways but there is no real elegant way to control them based on load of the system.

    CPU block:
    XSPC RayStorm Special Edition Copper

    GPU block:
    4x Watercool HEATKILLER® GPU-X³ GTX 680 LT
    4x Watercool HEATKILLER® GPU Backplate GTX 680
    1x Watercool Multi-Link XL

    Mainboard Chipset block:
    XSPC X79 Rampage IV set

    Radiator:
    3x Watercool MO-RA3 360 fan grill diamond black
    3x Watercool MO-RA3 9x120 PRO black

    Fans:
    27x Noctua NF-F12 PWM

    Mainboard:
    ASUS Rampage IV Extreme

    GPU:
    4x MSI 4GB nVidia GTX680

    RAM:
    1x 64GB DDR3 Corsair Dominator Platinum

    This post will be updated as the build and parts list goes on.
     
  2. Dark DeLaurel

    Dark DeLaurel Staff Member Kurultai Horsemen

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    Re: Project Sleipnir

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    Dark DeLaurel Staff Member Kurultai Horsemen

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    Re: Project Sleipnir

    Place holder if required.
     
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    Dark DeLaurel Staff Member Kurultai Horsemen

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    Place holder if required.
     
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    Dark DeLaurel Staff Member Kurultai Horsemen

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    Place holder if required.
     
  6. Badkarma

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    4X680s...........
    Im so jealous. Epic man. Totally epic
     
  7. Dark DeLaurel

    Dark DeLaurel Staff Member Kurultai Horsemen

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    haha well three way SLI and one dedicated to PhysX. Got a shipment in today (well a few days ago unboxed and took a few pictures look for those as soon as I can get my CF card reader working lol)
     
  8. Badkarma

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    Ok Dark ol buddy, this just wont do. You need to post up more pics of this build ASAP. I need to see gear porn!!!
    Can you tell I'm bored at work? lol

    Whoohoo! 900D!! finally! Looks like I found the case for my build (just found the info and had to share)

    http://www.corsair.com/900d
     
  9. Dark DeLaurel

    Dark DeLaurel Staff Member Kurultai Horsemen

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    Haha not much to take pictures of yet. Ya I seen the 900D specs looks good but you want to get a Mountain Mods case :) they have ones a lot smaller than mine lol.
     
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    Idk, I like the nice, clean "monolith of death" look that the 900d has. And after finally seeing it, I think im in love. Or was it lust? Eh, same thing
     
  11. Dark DeLaurel

    Dark DeLaurel Staff Member Kurultai Horsemen

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    The 900D is sweet, but for serious water cooling get a MM :) they on have some nice towers.
     
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    Dark DeLaurel Staff Member Kurultai Horsemen

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    More parts ordered.
     

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    You and your toys. Almost as bad as I am lol
     
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    Dark DeLaurel Staff Member Kurultai Horsemen

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    Just ordered 3000' of paracord to sleeve all the cables, red, bright red and black.
     
  16. Badkarma

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    (mental image of Dark sitting in a rocking chair sleeving power cables)
     
  17. Dark DeLaurel

    Dark DeLaurel Staff Member Kurultai Horsemen

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    Lol more like hunched over my dinning room table.
     
  18. Badkarma

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    yeah, its a real pain. I wish I had the time do do that kinda stuff. I want nice sleeved cables.
    oh, btw. I decided on a SeaSonic 860 psu for the new rig. figure that should give me some headroom.
     
  19. Dark DeLaurel

    Dark DeLaurel Staff Member Kurultai Horsemen

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    Lol I don't have the time or motivation to do it but I want it to look good, since my current computer looks like arse on the inside haha. So I'm thinking my next purchase will be the pump tops and most likely my fittings. That should run me roughly 1200$ the tops alone are 100$ each and i need two then 26 of each Koolance Quick disconnect and it's working out good they just released a new one that goes together like an air fitting. So that's 52 fittings then 26 bushings to go from G1/4 to G1/8 that the fittings are.
     
  20. Badkarma

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    Siiiiiiiick!
    that reminds me, I need to start my build log since Im just now waiting on tax refund (scurrys over to start my own thread)
     

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